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    July 22, 2011
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information. you have to talk to friends. maybe there is magazines that you trust that you want to reference. there is different guide books. there is massive amounts of information on the web. but nowhere can you go and say, this is who i am as a person. this is what i like. >> reporter: and since launching last august, they've already received over a million dollars in funding and are already partnering with big name brands like jeep. they say their business model isn't based solely on booking trips but more on hyper targeted ads. >> in the future, maybe as more people know the wander fly name, as more people trust it, maybe it will sort of lean a little more towards booking at that point. but right now, we are working more with brands and advertisers. >> reporter: in new york, i'm christina scotty. 5:00 straight up right now. wouldn't that be some nice relief, a little water out there to cool you down although they might not like you jumping in the fountain this morning. you might want to. 86degrees on this friday morning. thank you for being with us nice and early. 5:00 a.m. right now. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. i just got back from outside so i can verify that it is
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extremely hot outside. >> yeah. nothing like starting the day at 5:00 in the morning at 86 degrees with a heat index of 90. it will be a tough day. you all know that at this point. good morning. let's jump right in and show you the forecast for today and what is happening right now. we'll start with the sentinel satellite. not a whole lot happening out there. nothing in the way of precipitation. we do have an excessive heat warning that goes into effect at 10:00 this morning for the entire area. all the counties that you see there, it does include washington, d.c., baltimore, annapolis, everywhere on the map, all of us pretty much under this heat warning. it will feel like it is up to 115 degrees or so later on today. current temperature, 86 degrees in the district. 82 in baltimore. dulles airport is at 79 degrees. it is # 2 at patuxent 2 -- it
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is 82 at patuxent naval air station and 82 in frederick. high today, we think about 103 degrees. we'll have more details on all of this coming up in just a little bit. >> triple dim its and humidity. wow! thank you, tony. >> let's check in with lauren to get a look at traffic. >> good morning to all of you. i want to mention again that we do have good news for travelers in montgomery county. we have been deal with the water main break southbound georgia avenue at randolph road for the past two days. the good news is that has reopened. so you should able to access georgia avenue between randolph and arcola without a problem in either direction this morning. let's take a live look at trafficland as you head inbound 66. we do have some volume off and on from route other fair oaks towards nutley street to the left of your screen there. effect is move -- everybody is moving. no problems reported southbound. we had the cop instruction here
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and it looks like that has been picked up. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. the extreme heat causing problems just about everywhere. drinking plenty of water certainly helps but the heat is making some people sick and forcing tourists to seek cover. let's get to sherry ly once again. she is in silver spring trying to keep cool there. >> reporter: good morning. this is one of those days where a swimming pool or a fountain just like this one would help us stay cool as things get on the. i was already sweating thinking about just how hot it is going to get later today. for those people who do not have air conditioning, they will be able for find some relief at hundreds of cooling centers set up throughout the area. d.c., maryland and virginia all have cooling centers open to get people out of the heat and we have a list of all of those centers on our web site, myfoxdc.com. now, despite temperatures at
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100 degrees and going higher today, people are out and about outside. on the national mall, tour i haves look for any place to cool off. as the sun beat down, shade and water were like the holy grail. the up for tapes provided welcome relief. >> it was a very pleasant surprise to find it in this heat. >> did you sit by any of them for a few minutes, try to take some refuse judge yes, we did. and every sprinkler system we saw on the way, we ran through. >> we've soon a 25% increase in the call volume which is about a little over 1500 calls. about 400 of those are ems related. >> if you don't stay hydrated, it can have a cumulative effect, adding up after self days of this extreme heat. and with temperatures expected to go higher in the next day or two, well, can you only expect things to get worse although i
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have to say, wisdom, i have to have my coffee in the morning. i know it is hot but i've got it. by the end of the day, maybe i'll be running through that fountain too. >> cool things down a little. >> probably better to drink some water though. i know you got to have your coffee but i understand. making headlines this morning, a man is hospitalized following a police-involved shooting in the district. officers were called to 13th street near missouri avenue for reports about someone firing a gun in the area. they arrived to find a man fitting that description. authorities say the suspect then started to run down an alley at which point they say he pulled out a handgun and turned toward the officers. that is when the officers opened fire. >> the suspect was hit multiple times. he is in stable condition, was transported to a local hospital and no injuries to the officers. still no word on what led
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up to the incident. the investigation is ongoing. a springfield man accused in the shooing death of his elderly father is awaiting extradition to virginia. richard hanson was arrested early thursday morning at a hotel in scranton, pennsylvania. police say he did check in under his father's name. hanson had been on the run since tuesday when 75-year-old gary hanson's body was found in the home that they shared. nfl lockout still not over but we are getting closer. the owners signed off on a new collective bargaining deal and we are waiting on word from the players. the owners overwhelmingly voted in favor of a 10-year deal. the players had to cancel their meeting because they had not yet seep the full proposal. if passed, the league would open shop on wednesday. players would report to work saturday and the skins would be able to open training camp on time next thursday. in the debt debate, president obama is heading to the university of maryland at college park this morning.
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he will offer the latest on the deficit negotiations at a town hall meeting. it is scheduled for 11:00. despite secret talks between congressional leaders at the white house, there is still no compromise. talks between the president and house republicans are focused on a major long-term agreement. they want an ambitious $4 trillion grand bargain but a short-term backup plan now look more likely. a push for same-sex marriage in maryland now. governor martin o'malley will hold a news conference today to outline a gay marriage bill and his support for it. same-sex marriage legislation passed in the state senate this year but stalled in the house. o'malley says he has been looking at the recent legislation in new york that included protections for religous freedom. you want to talk about a bad bus ride. now, imagine sitting on a boiling hot bus for five hours with no ac and windows that just don't open. that is exactly what happened
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to one group of passengers. we hear their miserable story coming up next. ♪ [ male announcer ] it has an hd webcam for flattering video chats, awesome audio, and lids that switch to match your mood. but mostly it helps me keep an eye on my boyfriend. even though he doesn't know he's my boyfriend. yet. [ male announcer ] powered by the 2nd gen intel core processor family. not just smart. visibly smart. get an inspiron 15r with 6 gig memory and 640 gig hard drive for $599.99 at dell.com.
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the pentagon is set to officially certify the repeal
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of don't ask, don't tell. defense secretary leon panetta is expected to tell president obama today that the armed forces are now trained and ready to allow gay troops to openly serve. the presses signed off on the legislation in december. repeal of the ban would become effective 06 days after certification. soy it is a miserable ride for people on a bus traveling from new york to boston. for the entire trip, five hours, no air conditioning on the bus and the windows would not open either. all of this as it just boiled outside. the heat index at 105 degrees. passengers said they weren't aware of the situation until they got on the bus and the bus left the station. >> several passengers went up several times talking to the driver and at no point did he ever make an announcement about what is going on. >> it was a fairly distressing situation. etch was like passing out from the heat, from heat exhaustion. >> passengers say the bolt bus carrier could have handled the situation a whole lot better. >> that is why i drive my own car when i go to new york. since we are on the subject of
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heat, hundreds of people braving the extreme heat to commemorate the battle of manassas. >> we were out there yesterday and we'll take a look back at this special reenactment later today. >> coming up, we have the latest on today's very hot forecast, dangerous heat for our area today. we'll tell you about that and lauren demarco will take a look at this morning's rush ffic. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back.  bacon?! gotta get that bacon!
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hopefully, air air conditioning is working in these vehicles. it is 5:15 right now. how about a new place for shoppers to hang out in london. the roof of one of the city's department stores has been transformed into a little island complete way awater fall an an emerald green lake. the art installation only temporary. it will be open to the public
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for the next couple of days. >> getting in the water would be a good idea right now. >> yes. anywhere near the water. >> drinking water, anything to do with water. >> drink plenty of water, stay hydrated. we've got an excessive heat warning that goes into effect at 10:00 a.m. this morning, lasts until 10:00 tonight. same for tomorrow. we've got code red. it is unhealthy air quality for anybody. you just don't want to be out in it today. it is a warm start to the day, folks. got to tell you. 85degrees right now. it was 86 just a few minutes ago. we just dropped off to 85 degrees. 77 out at dulles. 82 in frederick. baltimore is at 82 degrees at this hour. we have 83 at patuxent naval air station. ocean city is at 85 degrees. you factor in the humidity, this is what it feels hike.
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i know. it is other 5:00 in the morning. -- this is what it feels like. 95 is what it feels like in annapolis now. 88 in baltimore. manassas supposedly feels like 75 degrees. we were out there yesterday. i can tell you that reading is from a valley. it is not getting the temperature that most people are feeling. we've got clear skies. well, i'll say we have clear skies meaning we don't have any cloud cover. but we do have some haze out there and you are likely to encounter some haze and even some fog in places early this morning. nothing in the way of precipitation. really the dome of high pressure for the most part is going to prevent precipitation, key see a scattered thunderstorm or two pop up inside of that dome later on today but best chance is that we're not going to get that. there is your forecast. code red air quality.
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mostly sunny. 103 for your actual high. it will probably feel like 115 degrees later this afternoon. for tonight, early storm possible. that heat advisory remains in effect until 10:00 p.m. warm and muggy. your overnight low, 85-degree. that is for your overnight low. tomorrow, another blazingly hot day. 100degrees for your high. sunday, we drop off to the mid- 90s. now, let's get more on this morning's rush hour traffic. for that, we go to lauren demarco. >> well, we started off the morning with some good news about georgia avenue at randolph road. we were deal with the water main break there for the past two days. it has been reopened. also, let's talk about colesville road, 29 southbound. we have a live look from trafficland. the southbound lanes at fairland road, there is a new layout. southbound traffic must use the right hand ramp to access either east or westbound fairland road. the ramp is before the
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intersection there. as you travel, here we are on the beltway near new hampshire avenue. no problems on the inner or outer loop. 95 looks good from college park approaching the beltway. inbound new york avenue, booz allenensburg road, no problems reported for you. route 50 also look good through annapolis and bowie all the way in towards the beltway. as you travel 95, 395 in virginia, you incident and accident-free. construction has wrapped up northbound up to the 14th street bridge. you are running at speed. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. over to you. >> thank you. heads heeds up if your weekend plans include metro. weekend track work on the green, orange and red lines will cause delays up to 30 minutes. work starts friday at 10:00 p.m. and runs through closing sunday. check metro's web site for specific details. it has been 150 years since the first major battle of the civil war. thousands braved the heat yesterday to commemorate that first battle of manassas or battle of bull run.
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karen gray hughes top was there for the special reenactment. >> reporter: there was gunfire from civil war era weapons with bayonets as marine volunteers from quantico dressed in union uniforms. the union and confederate soldier had to stop and reload so back then, they made themselves targets and they weren't always dressed exactly alike, which caused even more confusion. >> the rules hadn't quite been set yet that all the union troops were going to wear blue and all the confederate troops were going to wear gray. >> reporter: tourists, fascinated by civil war history, braved the heat to get history lessons under the watchful eye of prince william county firefighters and paramedics. this young man from florida brought his umbrella. what do you know about the civil war? >> it was brutal. a lot of people died. >> reporter: during formal ceremonies, even virginiaance governor had to acknowledge it was warm. >> you look great and hot out
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there. >> reporter: among the events, walk throughs of the battlefield including the tent campground set up to show how soldiers lived and slept. >> it shaped the country really. >> reporter: over on the side of town outside the old manassas cure, bands commemmorated the 1911 jubilee of peace where civil war soldiers and the country's leaders turned you out to the celebrate the peace. >> for the first time in recorded history, the former enemies met on their battle feel to shake hands and they called it a peace jubilee. >> reporter: karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >> when it comes to the heat, we kept in touch with the manassas health department and they said no major problems yesterday because of the conditions outside. a new romantic comedy is coming to the silver serena. this one comes with a twist. kevin mccarthy sits down with
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temperature already in the mid-80s and headed up north of 100. 5:24 right now on this friday morning. i guess that is the key, it is friday at least. we've got to get there this and we have the weekend ahead. maybe you want to hit a movie.
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friend with benefits opens today. >> it tackles the question of whether men and women can be close friends, very close trends without becoming romantically entangled. >> kevin mccarthy talks to the stars about why love can be so complicated and how much of their own pasts they've brought to the big screen. >> i've always wanted to ask actors this. do they actually use your real pictures. >> all of those pictures were real from my childhood and the one with the braids was -- they superimposed braids on my head. >> did you go home and get old -- >> where she says that was my speech therapist of course that was actually one of my teachers in school and i just won a spelling bee. that was the plaque i was holding up. >> you have this line in the movie where you say insecurities don't matter here
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because wear friends. i don't have to been secure about my body. what is the main insecurity you see what you have that? >> you are asking a woman if she has insecurities? are you crazy. are you going to ask me about my weight next? >> an insane amount of insecurity about every part of my body from my toes to the top of my head. >> it is all about committing to i think this iss and being able to actually change your life. you are trying to get the job at gq and you don't want to commit to it. what is it about human beings? >> because we're creatures of habit. i think it is the simplest answer. it is true. >> i more or less wanted to make a comedy about our generation and the misunderstandings of all of it, sex, love, growing up. and like you said, my character has trouble committing to
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things. i think that is part of my generation because you have access to so many opportunities. >> be sure to be with us next hour. kevin will be here and he will talk more about his review of friends with benefits, if he actually liked the movie in addition to the costars. and this weekend's other big release, which is captain america. >> hooking forward to that. the other big story is the heat outside. let's check back in with sherry. did you jump in the fountain yet? >> if 100 degrees wasn't hot enough yesterday, we are looking at temperatures even hotter and that is when you want to dip your toes in a fountain just like this one out here because we are looking at those really, really hot temperatures today and we'll tell you just how people are dealing with that coming up.
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news. that is i see out there? >> that is haze. looks like a purple haze. >> jimi hendrix. >> yeah. >> i know a little something. >> a hot song for jimi hendrix. >> fire. >> that is another jimi hendrix song. >> we should come up with that all morning long, hot songs.
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>> we are going through them like crazy. >> i know this is sports news this morning. i saw dave ross just walked in. are we going to get a live edition of off the call. >> we can only tape that because that is out of control. it has to be taped. >> i'm sure that is a heavily edited show. >> you want to talk about on fire. >> listen. you will feel like you're on fire later on today. it will be a hot one, folks. you know that. you've been hearing the warnings all week long. yesterday, 99 degrees was the high. it is 85 degrees at this hour. 82 in baltimore and frederick. dulles airport at 77 degrees. here is a look at the satellite- radar. now, going to show it to you but there is not much to see. we've got clear skies. by that, i mean there are no clouds out there but we do have that haze that you saw there just a few moments ago so we'll deal with that during the --
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not just during the early- morning hours. it will be a hazy day today. mostly sunny skies. extreme heat and humidity. we have an excessive heat warning that goes into effect at 10:00 a.m. we are looking for a high of 103 today. it will feel like 115. good luck today. stay indoors if you can. >> good idea. sit this one out. >> i was at a mall yesterday. that is a good place to be. >> pretty crowded, right? >> not as crowded as i thought. >> let's check in with lauren now. >> you know, tony, you had said earlier in the week, people were getting crazy and now people are just like okay, it's hot. >> now, we're too tired. >> waive new accident reported, 66 eastbound at 81 in front royal. the good newsings elsewhere on 66, not much of a problem.
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we'll take a live look at trafficland. we do have a little bit of volume building as you head through centerville. not doing too badly leaving 50 fair oaks. osama story with the early- morning hours. we'll keep a close eye on that and let you know if things do get worse as you head into the morning. no real problems to report for you. here we are in maryland, southbound 95 to the left of your screen and running well there as you head down towards the beltway. no problems reported on the outer loop right now from college park into silver spring. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. the heat outside right now is downright oppressive and it can also be dangerous. there are cooling centers set up in several regions of our area. we now get more on that from fox 5's sherry ly live in silver spring trying to keep cool. >> reporter: the problem with this extreme heat is that it is not just one day. we are looking at several days of these extremely dangerous temperatures and that can have
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a cumulative effect. it is uncomfortable for a lot of people and you can dip your toes in this. i can tell you this up for train actually feels pretty cool right now. you might want to run through that a little bit later today. but the problem is for those with chronic conditions, this can send you to the hospital and make you sick. so if you don't have air conditioning, you can go to one of hundreds of cooling center set up throughout the area. they've got them in maryland and virginia and in d.c. you can find a list of all the cooling centers throughout the area on our web site which is myfoxdc.com. now, over the past few days in d.c., firefighters have seen a spike in heat-related calls. calls are up about 25%. that add up to about 300 additional trips to the hospital. when it gets this hot, one of the most frequent calls that firefighters get are elevator rescues because those elevators get hot and then they get
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stuck. and as this heat continues to climb, firefighters do expect to see a lot more medical calls. >> we've had the calls from simple dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and then the worst is heatstroke. countless number of preexisting conditions that are university aggravated by the hot weather. >> reporter: for the firefighters, it can feel like 160 degrees underneath all of that gear. so for them to keep cool, they carry with them these cooling mist makers so that they can stay cool. they also have what they call cooling chair that they can sit down in, take a rest and put their extremities in ice and for a lot of people, that would probably feel pretty good today. i also heard from a little birdie that you guys, i know you've been threatening that, that you guys think i'm going to run through the found tape by the end of the day here. i might do that but only if you
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guys will bail me out. there is a rope around it. if you will come and bail me out if i get arrested, i might do that. >> just make sure we get it on camera. >> and by we, he means wisdom. >> nearly 2/3 of the country is in the grips of this unbearable temperatures. con edison is already warning customers to expect outages as the temperatures get higher. the weather service posted a warping on its web site saying do not take this threat lightly. one man hospitalized after a police involved shooting in the district. this happened last night in the area of missouri avenue and georgia avenue northwest. that is where a man allegedly pulled out a handgun and turned toward the officers. they shot him several times.
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at last check, that man is? stable condition. a springfield man accused in the shooting death of his elderly father is awaiting extradition to virginia. richard hanson was arrested early thursday morning at a hotel in descran ton, pennsylvania. police say he checked in you were his father's name. hanson had been on the run since tuesday when 75-year-old gary hanson's body was northbound in the home they shared. the other big story, developments with the nfl lockout. >> one side approving a deal, the other side still talking it over. dave ross joins us now with all the details. >> can we just take a deep breath on this thing. it has been a little crazy. the last 24 hours have been nuts. we thought we had an agreement. not so fast, my friends. i do think we are closer. i think today, it could be all repatched and repaired today. >> just a lovefest. >> effect just trying to make sure they are not getting one upped in this deal.
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the owners voted in favor of a 10-year collective bargaining agreement. the raiders abstained for some reason. players did not take a vote because they never got to see the full proposal and that is a problem. but this could be all resolved very quickly with some big ifs if the play is ratify this agreement today, which could happen. the league could open up for business on wednesday. we are talking free agency, trades, the whole nine. players would be able to report to work as soon as tomorrow. and the skin could open up training camp on time next thursday but it is all on hold right now which is okay with chris cooley for the time being. >> it is not a big deal if we miss two or three days of training camp. the big deal is that we get it right with the players and owners so it is a long-term deal that we don't have to worry about this for an extended period of time. i condition in any way, shape or form see us missing
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football. >> i don't think we'll miss any of this. here are some big things that could happen. a 10-year agreement would be reached which means no outs for basketball until 2021. we would have 10 years of unity. the salary cap would be for $120 million for team and o. it actual res those unofficial training camp exercises that happen in about may, those would be reduced from 14 to 10. the plays want the less. but before any of that can happen, the owners want the players to have the union be resolved today. >> they want to get them back together today. >> before this agreement can be official. >> if they don't, they can't make the deal, right? >> very smart. >> i have avenue been studying,. >> the players can make that happen today. they can agree to become a upagain and we can go on with football hopefully come wednesday. >> see you guys next hour.
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>> it is a first in the u.s. in nearly two decades. a georgia man put to death from injection last night. >> we'll hear why lawyers argued to have the video recorded. stay with us. so, what are we going to do with this? i don't know. the usual? [ blower whirring ] sometimes it pays to switch things up. my - what, my hair? no. car insurance. i switched to progressive and they gave me discounts for the time i spent with my old company. saved a bunch. that's a reason to switch. big savings -- it's a good look for you. [ blower whirring ] [blower stops] the safety was off. out there with a better way. now, that's progressive.
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the first execution to be video recorded in the u.s. in
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nearly two decades. 37-year-old andrew deyoung died from a lethal injection in georgia last night with a videographer filming just five feet away from the gurney. lawyers had argued that it would provide evidence that it could cause pain and suffering. turning to the debate over raising the debt ceiling, president obama is holding a town hall meeting at the university of maryland at college park this morning. about 1,000 people are expected to show up for this event. the president will be talk about the economy and the need to raise the nation's borrowing limit. the senate is about to vote on a us house plan to cut the deficit. they are voting on the cut, cap and balance proposal that includes a balanced budget amendment. democrats who control the senate say there is no way it will pass and even if it does, the president has promised a veto. there is only a week and a half to go until the treasury department says we may default on our debt.
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metro is feeling some complaint about trains with no ac in this heat wave. >> riding the rails without sweating it out. what the agency is doing to keep your commute cool. >> if you thought yesterday was bad, it will be worse today. tony is back with the silly, crazy, hot forecast coming up next.
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i'm sure you remember that song, brian mcknight. it is one of his many hits. he will be with us this morning. he will join us to talk about his newly released album, just me. it just came out about two weeks ago. >> he is in town to perform in rockville tonight. he will join us live about 9:45 this morning. i love all of his albums. >> yeah. >> my wife loves his albums more than i do. she will be excited to know he is in town. it may cause some problems in the martin household. >> anybody that can survive in the music business for almost 20 years is doing something right. >> absolutely right. >> surviving the heat, we're all trying to do that. >> it is going to be -- it is
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already a hot day actually and it will be even hotter this afternoon. dangerous heat across the area. you want to take all the necessary precautions. i believe we have a list of them at our web site, myfoxdc.com. let's take a look at what is going on out there. we have appear excessive heat warping that goes into effect today and tomorrow as well from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. that excessive heat warning for all of the area that you see here in burning red and that will continue to be the case through the day today and tomorrow. that is because, with the actual air temperature around 100 degrees later on this afternoon and then your humidity levels very high, it will feel like it is up to about 115 degrees here i think later on today. current temperatures around t 8 the nation's capital. 84 in annapolis. 82 in baltimore. dulles, 77. winchester is at 77-degree.
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it feels like 93 degrees here in washington. -- winchester is at 77 degrees. why is this happening? why are we conning to see this activity? here is why. we are around a dome of high pressure. you can refer for it as a haute dome. it is just coping the air stagnant. it is not allowing any other influences to get in there to change things. no fronts coming through or anything like that. across much of the eastern half of the nation, temperatures near 100-degree and in some spots, it will feel like it is up to 120 with this heat wave. we've been talking about this for a while out to the midwest. it has shifted eastward. anywhere east of the mississippi is where we'll have these problems for the next couple of days. here is forecast for us for today. code red air quality in effect. that is dangerous air quality for all of us.
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103degrees for your high today. for tonight, we're going to see continued warm conditions. your overnight low, 85 degrees. that is crazy. early storm is possible during the evening hours, warm, muggy. five-day forecast, another brutal day tomorrow. humid, 100 degrees. excessive heat warping in effect for tomorrow. not for sunday. 95 will be your high. better chance of thunderstorms on zipped and monday and tuesday with highs around 90 those days. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. now, your on-time traffic with lauren demarco. >> in montgomery county, whites ferry road at edwards ferry roadblocked because of falling trees. georgia avenue at randolph road, you have been reopened. the work on the water main has
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been done. let's take a live look at trafficland. beltway starring to build some volume now to the left of your screen. the outer loop from silver spring into bethesda, also want to mention, colesville road, 2 itself, head southbound at fairland road. traveling the beltway in virginia, no real problems to report. here we are eisenhower avenue between springfield and the woodrow wilson bridge. you should be running at speed. 95 looking pretty good. we are starting to build volume northbound and as you head from newington into springfield. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. mop are toking metro, railcars with no air conditioning far from acceptable in this excessive feet. with temperatures near triple digits, some railcars are having problems staying cool. there are concerns that the rails could buckle. maipt naps workers have been placed through you the system
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and on cars to look for issues. -- maintenance workers have been placed throughout the system and on cars to look for issues. >> there are some problem cars. this a handful that we know are chronic losers when it comes to hot cars and we are working on those cars specifically. >> the maryland transit administering is also working to keep things on track during this heat wave. officials say crews will work aggressively to address any issues on marc trains and resolve them as quickly as possible. watercoolers will be provided for passengers at union station. women would served their country in world war ii right here on the home front. >> up next, an effort to make sure their legacy lives on. first, we want to say good morning to our facebook fan of the day. kevin merkel says fox 5 is the best and most informative news station in d.c. thank you, sir. we appreciate that. today is your special day. stay with us.  [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good.
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when the country called, they delivered. not the minneapolis and women who fought in world war ii. we are talking about the women, the rosy the riveter crowd. >> a group of women working to keep their story alive. beth parker stalked with them. >> all the day long, whether rain or shine, she is a part of the assembly line.
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she is making history, working for victory, rosy the riveter. >> reporter: as a rosy the riveter, that song still makes wilma foster smile. she also remembers how scary that is. >> a date which will live ininfamy. >> foster was just out of high school when this photo was snapped. >> i was trained to be a driller. we were working on the wing at that time. >> reporter: she really did rivet making the pt-19 airplane. you must be proud when you look at the pictures. >> oh, yeah, beautiful. >> reporter: she says the drill was heavy. >> the drilling was very dusty and dwrity. >> reporter: but she enjoyed the work, especially being allowed to wear slacks. >> you had v. to look around to find somebody who has a skirt on. >> gladys worked in a fabric mill leading up to the war.
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>> we all had to do what we had to do. if it hadn't been for gladys with the fabric, they had to go in their shorts, won they -- wouldn't they? >> they would. >> as soon as the war ended, nobody talked about the contributions women had made. >> we didn't talk about it. it seemed like all of a sudden, whole thing was just dropped. >> reporter: but the ladies want to make sure people are talking about it. that is why right here in laurel, they've started their open chapter of the american rosy the riveter association. >> it is really history. >> reporter: they've already attended some national conventions. >> i guess it is something that will always be with me. >> reporter: they are still working. now, the job is telling their story. beth parker, fox 5 news. >> fascinating story. >> thank you very much. straight ahead at 6:00, all of your top stories.
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